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Forum topic by mmh posted 03-17-2009 07:25 AM 847 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2009 07:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: gingko tree iv tree ivs hanging on trees unusual tree relocated trees wrapped tree trees in seoul korea

My girlfriend sent this photo of trees near the US Embassy in Seoul, Korea. They were removed a year ago for major construction efforts and recently replanted. They are protected with a burlap wrap and have IV’s hanging on them filled with a dextrose solution. She is told they are gingko trees. If they are female trees they will bear fruit, which can be messy and smell a bit from the outer pulp of the “nut”. The shell of the nut is thin and houses a yellow, firm fleshy fruit used in cooking and are considered a delicacy. They don’t really have much of a taste, but aren’t offensive. The texture is that of a gummy potato, but not quite as grainy. Gingko is thought to have properties to prevent memory loss.

IV bags hanging on trees

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#1 posted 03-17-2009 07:32 AM

What does the wrapping do for the tree. ? Is it for stress the tree had to go through from being dug up and replanted ?

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#2 posted 03-17-2009 07:41 AM

These are planted near the US Embassy, so it must be a major area of commerce and high rent district. There are 20 trees in this compound. I don’t recall seeing many trees when I was in Seoul, some 30 years ago, so they are probably considered to be quite valuable.

I’m guessing they are protecting the bark from 1) damage of moving; 2) the elements or severe cold, as it’s winter there, just like here in the USA. If they took that much care in keeping them safe during the construction, I’m sure they don’t want the tree to die or become diseased from damage.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 03-17-2009 10:37 AM

Very interesting information and thanks for the picture and link.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 03:41 PM

I think most trees deserve that kind of care and protection.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 03-17-2009 04:29 PM

A great story. Trees on IV’s

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 03-17-2009 08:22 PM

Nice tree story. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dennis Zongker

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